Chicago Taiwan Protest

My family and I generally visit Chicago about once or twice a year now. It’s close and it’s a beautiful city. The visit that kicked all of was in March of 2014. We were walking to the shopping district, The Magnificent Mile. I saw this protest up ahead and I got one of my point and shoots out and ready. I’m not a street photographer or a activist photographer, but I sensed an important opportunity. With our two small children with us, and lots on the itinerary I didn’t have time to stop; I snapped this truly fleeting moment. I didn’t know what the protest was about, but I feel this is a powerful image. Most people in the frame are looking to the viewer’s left except one woman who connects intensely with the camera.

Shot with a Konica Big Mini Zoom, developed in Rodinol.
Shot with a Konica Big Mini Zoom, developed in Rodinol.